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Thoughtful care and attention is given to each project. The people behind the project is what make it successful.

Get to know the team behind the art.

ASHLEY MENDEZ

Partner | Director of Sales + Marketing

Associate IIDA | VP of Special Events

Ashley joined TOC Artwork as the Director of Sales and Marketing in 2014, and she became a Partner the year after.  Ashley gained valuable experience as a corporate Interior Designer and also Sales Representative since graduating with a Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Miami University.  Her first-hand experience in both commercial design and sales helps to ensure TOC Artwork’s clear conveyance of the client’s requests and needs.  

Ashley’s role at TOC Artwork allows her the opportunity to develop new business through designer education programs showing the value of artwork in corporate, legal, civil, healthcare, hospitality, and senior living facilities. Cultivating relationships with key design firms and designers allows her to establish credibility for the company and loyalty to TOC Artwork. It is her goal to manage the overall needs of the design firms to ensure a successful project for the customer.  In every project Ashley gets the privilege to work on, her passion for artwork is clearly seen. 

 

ERIC TIMM

Partner | Chief Operating Officer

Eric joined TOC Artwork as the Chief Operating Officer in 2008. After graduating from Butler University with a business degree, Eric worked as a Sales Coordinator for two years with an art publishing company. This experience in printing techniques and artist relationships has proven invaluable in discovering creative artwork solutions for the clients of TOC Artwork.
Eric’s role at TOC Artwork includes day-to-day operations as well as client and project management. He works directly with the client to find a unique solution for their artwork needs. It is his goal to ensure that your artwork needs are met and that your project is completed on time and to the highest quality standards. Eric also manages the production team of TOC Artwork to ensure that projects are executed correctly, efficiently, and at the highest quality level.

 
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CAROLINE RATERMAN

Designer

EDAC

 

Caroline joined the TOC Artwork design team in 2019. Caroline manages the artwork needs on a wide range of accounts. She is responsible for assisting with artwork selections on projects and digitally representing our artwork suggestions to clients. Her goal is to listen to the clients needs to help source the right art for their space. In an effort to make our clients artwork dreams reality, she creates renderings and elevations to convey unique artwork solutions to our clients. Since graduating from Webster University with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Caroline has gained valuable experience in the art industry. Her years of experience managing the artwork needs of large healthcare accounts has made her an expert in the field. She is also certified in

Evidence-Based Design through the Center for Health Design (EDAC). 

It is not only her experience but also her passion for art that allows Caroline's creativity to come alive at TOC Artwork. Her smile is contagious,

and she brings a joyful spirit to the team. 

SIERRA PENAS

Designer

Sierra joined the TOC Artwork design team in 2022. Sierra manages the artwork needs on a wide range of accounts. She is responsible for assisting with artwork selections on projects and digitally representing our artwork suggestions to clients. Her goal is to listen to the clients needs to help source the right art for their space. Since graduating from the University of Nebraska’s Architecture program with a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design, Sierra has gained a wide range of experience managing accounts and redefining spaces. Versed in multiple styles, she has a passion for creating the unexpected and elevating the interior space. With a blended passion of interiors and art, Sierra enjoys the process of turning a clients needs into an inspiring reality! Her passion and dedication to not only the TOC Artwork team but also life itself is reflected in everything that Sierra does. Everyday is simply better because of Sierra's joyful spirit and passion for life. 

 
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BRYN KRUSIE

Designer

EDAC

Bryn joined the TOC Artwork design team in 2021. Bryn manages the artwork needs on a wide range of accounts including healthcare, senior living, and commercial. She is responsible for assisting with artwork selections on projects and digitally representing our artwork suggestions to clients. Her goal is to listen to the clients needs to help source the right art for their space. In an effort to make our clients artwork dreams reality, she creates renderings and elevations to convey unique artwork solutions to our clients. Since graduating from St. Louis Community College with a degree in Interior Design, Bryn has gained valuable experience in the art and design industry. Her years of experience managing the artwork needs of large healthcare, senior living, and commercial accounts has made her an expert in the field. Aside from designing artwork packages, Bryn also has experience in corporate design and the commercial furniture industry. She is also certified in Evidence-Based Design through the Center for Health Design (EDAC). It is not only her experience but also her passion for art that allows Bryn's creativity to come alive at TOC Artwork. Her passion and dedication to not only the TOC Artwork team but also her family at home are reflected in everything that Bryn does.

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JESSE BAKER

Production Manager

Jesse has joined our team as our Production Manager. Jesse comes from the fine art reproduction industry and has 8 years of experience running giclee printers. In addition to managing the TOC Artwork print studio, Jesse is responsible for managing the work flow as it pertains to printing, artwork framing, and delivery of all current projects. Jesse is relentless at ensuring that our projects are completed on time and to our very high quality standards.

CHERI ROENFELDT

Lead Production Framer

Cheri has been with TOC Artwork for 20 years, she is our Lead Framer on the production team.  Cheri is a true expert in her field and a valuable asset to the TOC Artwork team. Although not every piece of artwork provided by TOC Artwork requires framing, many of them do and Cheri is responsible for framing the artwork as required for the project. With exceptional attention to detail and the efficiency of many years of experience, she is comfortable handling every detail of a complex custom piece to large-scale production jobs. 

 
 
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ZUZU SMUGALA

Project Coordinator

ZuZu joined the TOC Artwork team in 2022. ZuZu manages the execution and logistics details across all projects to ensure that our clients needs are executed properly. She is responsible for managing projects from order placement to delivery and installation. Her goal is to work closely with our clients and vendors to ensure that all projects are executed correctly, efficiently, and with a high level of customer service. ZuZu graduated from Truman State University in 2022 with a Bachelor's Degree in Art. She has gained valuable experience in the art industry while working in art galleries coordinating with other artists.

It is not only her experience but also her passion for art that allows ZuZu's creativity to come alive at TOC Artwork. 

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JACOB SHAW

Production Framer

Jacob has joined our team as our Production Framer.  Since graduating from William Woods University with a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art, Jacob has gained valuable experience in the industry. His years of experience as an art framer has made him an expert in this field. Although not every piece of artwork provided by TOC Artwork requires framing, many of them do and Jacob is responsible for framing the artwork as required for the project. His attention to detail and high quality standards make Jacob a valuable asset to our production team. Aside from his experience with framing artwork, Jacob is also a passionate and talented artist himself. His passion for the art industry as well as outgoing spirit is truly infectious.